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Chris Jordan insists England ‘will continue to kneel’ amid Quinton de Kock furor

Chris Jordan says England will “ definitely continue to kneel ” at the T20 World Cup as team leaders ponder making the pre-match gesture ahead of Australia’s clash amid Quinton de Kock’s furore.

  • England knelt before their matches against Bangladesh and the West Indies
  • The final decision on the pre-match gesture for the Australia clash will be made on Friday
  • South African Quinton de Kock sparked an uproar by refusing to kneel

Chris Jordan has said England will continue to kneel in an attempt to educate others about racism, although he hopes it will be “a long process”.

England came to the UAE with the intention of taking a reciprocal approach to pre-match anti-racist gestures, so they knelt before their first T20 World Cup match against the West Indies, which they have done for the past 18 months.

It was the first time England had made the gesture since the summer of 2020.

England knelt before their T20 World Cup matches against Bangladesh and the West Indies

England knelt before their T20 World Cup matches against Bangladesh and the West Indies

But players have been unable to wear their ‘moment of unity’ jerseys because they violate ICC uniform regulations, and more and more people feel that kneeling is the obvious way to convey the idea that cricket is a game for everyone. .

After Wednesday’s win over Bangladesh, Jason Roy said the team wanted to show their support for England’s “extremely diverse” dressing room.

It is understood that the final decision on whether to kneel before the game against Australia in Dubai will not be made until Friday morning, but the direction of travel is clear, especially after the uproar surrounding the refusal of South African Quinton de Kock to do so. . so before your team’s game against the West Indies.

Chris Jordan Says England Will Keep Kneeling In Attempt To Educate Others About Racism

Chris Jordan Says England Will Keep Kneeling In Attempt To Educate Others About Racism

Chris Jordan Says England Will Keep Kneeling In Attempt To Educate Others About Racism

“I definitely think we’ll keep getting on our knees,” Jordan said.

‘It’s a really good symbol. Obviously, we are in a climate where this issue stands out a lot, and any opportunity we may have to educate or show signs of unity, we must seize it.

‘It is going to be a long process. It will take some time for the whole landscape to change and change. But if getting on our knees contributes to that education and we change the landscape slightly and push in a slightly different direction, we definitely want to continue to do so. ”

England's request to wear their 'moment of unity' t-shirts was rejected by the ICC

England's request to wear their 'moment of unity' t-shirts was rejected by the ICC

England’s request to wear their ‘moment of unity’ shirts was rejected by the ICC

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